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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents over the past two weeks.

    •Police charged Dean Edward Clay, 21, of 687 Augustine Ave., Supply, with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for the sale and delivery of a controlled substance and manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $50,000 secured bond.

  • An excellent start to the spring fishing season

    Fishing has been good inshore depending upon the weather. Storms combined with an often-howling wind have kept anglers inside at times, but when they have gotten out they have caught fish. There is good news from all areas—the piers, the surf and the backwaters.

    The biggest news in the early pier fishing has been the good catches of sea mullet. These tasty panfish, also known as whiting, have been coming over the rails in sporadic runs and in good size. Sea mullet hit cut shrimp and other baits fished on the bottom.

  • Despite windy conditions, Hannah shoots bogey-free 68 at Crow Creek

    On April 14, with winds blowing 20-35 mph, David Hannah shot a bogey-free round of 68 at the Crow Creek Golf Club and helped lead his team to victory. Three-man team: 1. David Hannah, Rich Murphy and Jerry Zimmerman, +19; 2. Andy McCorison, Paul Murray and Ray Hickey, +15.

    Individual best net quota points within each flight: A, David Hannah (+12); B, Paul Murray (+6); C, Jerry Zimmerman and Ray Hickey (+6).

    JIM HUNT EAGLES

    TWICE HOLING OUT

  • Spring things bring sole-ful weekend times

    It’s that most wonderful time of year when people weary of taxes, the economy and goings-on in Cala-clash can and should venture outside themselves and soak up some spring things going on in Brunswick County.

    I know I did that just this past Saturday, when I was invited to be a judge in the Calabash Fire Department’s first Show and Shine Car Show.

    If the fire department hired me for my car-judging expertise, they had asked the right woman.

    Any car that looks pretty, has cruise control and a great stereo always gets my vote.

  • Violating open meetings law is unacceptable

    Calabash commissioners—Emily DiStasio, Cecelia Herman and John Melahn—are you completely ignorant of North Carolina Open Meetings Law or are you just so brazen you don’t care if you violate it?

    Last week, the three of you openly violated the law when you joined together to discuss public business—town sewer—without first announcing you were going to do so.

  • BCC beats Stanly 17-9

    An eight-run fifth inning propelled the Brunswick Community College baseball team to a 17-9 victory in eight innings Sunday afternoon over Stanly Community College.

    BCC scored three runs in the eighth inning for an eight-run lead, and by conference rule that margin ended the game, played at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC led 11-3 after five innings, but SCC used four walks and two errors in the sixth to score six runs and cut the lead to 11-9. That displeased BCC coach Robbie Allen.

  • Armed robbery reported at Hardees on U.S. 17

    SUPPLY—Employees at Hardees at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply reported they were the victims of an armed robbery late Saturday night.

    Restaurant employees reported that around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 18, a black man armed with a .22-caliber handgun robbed the restaurant at gunpoint. According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jayne Todd, employees reported the man was wearing an afro-style wig and a bandana over his face.

    No injuries were reported, Todd said.

  • Planning board OKs medical office park, town hall expansion plans

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of the site and landscaping plans for a new medical office park and an expansion of the town hall building.

    At last week’s meeting, the planning board recommended approving the plans as well as a business planned building group classification for Coastal Landmark Medical Office Park, to be at 2298 Ocean Highway W. on the north end of town in a highway business zoning district. The property is now being used as an outdoor display for swimming pools.

  • Using dry marinades or rubs when cooking can enhance the flavor of meats

    When cooking a piece of meat, using marinades can really add flavors throughout the entire piece. Seasonings can only reach the surface of the meat and may not alter the flavor inside. A good steak marinade will infuse into all parts of the meat if given enough time to penetrate.

    Marinades usually do two things: (1) they will season the food, and (2) they will tenderize the food. Different meats have different qualities; therefore, you need to consider more than one marinade. Marinades that are suitable for a tough cut of beef may not be suitable for a salmon filet.

  • Surviving horticultural purgatory with plants that will stay and thrive

    People who thrive with a little sand in their shoes know nothing beats a perfectly steamed oyster, a low tide, an evening stroll with someone special and a simple, six-count shuffle where you can hit the dance floor and still hold on to your adult beverage.

    Whether native or transplant, we love the laid-back lifestyle that goes with living close to the shore. But, beach life is considerably tougher for those organisms that are low on melanin but high on chlorophyll.